3 Women Researchers Fighting COVID-19

Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox is an Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, and Co-Director, Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP). She is a member of the St. Louis area hospital task force for COVID-19, which combines the experiences and knowledge of the area’s three major health systems to produce a more coordinated response. She recently was featured in the presentation: Through the Looking Glass: COVID-19 and What’s Next. You can learn more about her work here.

Sarah George, M.D., is an associate professor of infectious diseases at Saint Louis University and Saint Louis University’s principal investigator of the trial for a possible treatment for COVID-19 in St. Louis. There are no known treatments for the novel coronavirus, and SLU is testing what could be one of the first. The trial, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), may be conducted in up to approximately 75 sites across the country and worldwide. You can learn more about her groundbreaking work here.

Dr. Abigail Barker is affiliated with the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health and is serving on the State of Missouri’s COVID-19 Response Team. She’s using data and analytics to inform potential policy responses to pandemics and has recently published an article touting the virtues of high levels of social distancing to lower the COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death rates over the next six months across all counties in Missouri. Learn more about her work here.

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